Greenland Forest City Partners
Greenland Forest City Partners is a joint venture established in June 2014 between Greenland USA, a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Greenland Group Co., and Forest City Ratner Companies, a subsidiary of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. The partners will co-develop Pacific Park Brooklyn.
Forest City Ratner Companies
Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) was founded in 1985 and is the New York affiliate of Forest City Realty Trust, an owner, developer, and manager of a diverse portfolio of real estate property located throughout the United States. Over the last 30 years, FCRC has been one of the most prolific ground-up developers in New York City. Throughout its history, FCRC has sought opportunities to revitalize neighborhoods, bringing jobs, office space and housing to areas of the city in desperate need of investment. FCRC has created successful new commercial and residential districts in places where industry leaders believed they could not be viable. FCRC has completed over 40 development projects in the metropolitan area, comprised of over 16.5 million square feet, including Barclays Center, New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street, and the award-winning New York Times Building.
Greenland USA is a leading developer of residential and commercial properties that both transform communities and exemplify modern living. Greenland USA couples its extensive international track record, commitment to design innovation, quality and efficiency, and its local market expertise to bring landmark properties to fruition. The company’s strategic acquisitions, including the development of Pacific Park Brooklyn in New York City and Metropolis in downtown Los Angeles, exemplify its vision for properties that are amenity-rich, catalyze the local economies and foster the growth of the surrounding communities. Established in 2013, Greenland USA is a subsidiary of Greenland Group, which is ranked 268th among the Fortune 500 global enterprises. Founded in 1992, the Shanghai-based Greenland Group has formed a diversified industrial structure with a focus on energy, finance, and real estate. Greenland Group has developed properties in 26 provinces in China as well as in 13 cities in nine countries on four continents, including the US, Australia, Canada, the UK, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia.
COOKFOX is an architectural studio dedicated to a vision of integrated, environmentally responsive design. Guided by passion for excellence, belief in collaborative creativity, and persistent curiosity, COOKFOX has long pursued projects that allow them to fundamentally rethink how buildings serve the people who dwell in them, and the natural environment all around them.
Thomas Balsley Associates
For over 35 years, Thomas Balsley Associates has reshaped urban space around the world by designing landscapes that team with public life, and are a source of civic pride. The firm’s projects range from feasibility planning studies to built urban parks and waterfronts. Scales of work range from master plans and urban plazas to small urban spaces, sculpture and urban furniture. At all project scales, central to the firm’s design approach is Thomas Balsley’s belief that, “Public open spaces are the great democratic spaces, the ultimate common ground.”